I found out this week that my Bloglovin feed was broken. If you follow Polka Dot Cottage there, you haven’t seen a new post from me since May! That’s a lot of stuff you’ve missed. I hope if you’re a Bloglovin follower, you’ll come directly over to the blog and poke around for a while to see what has been happening for the last 7 months ☺
I’ve done a lot of making this week: polymer clay by day, knitting by night.
I’ve also spent most of this week in red nail polish, which is one of those silly things that always makes me happy 💅🏻
So, what is This Week in Pictures?
It’s a roundup of the photos I shot for Project 365 (one image each day for all of 2016), plus some snapshots I posted on Instagram during the previous week.
📷 = taken with my Canon DSLR
📱 = taken with my Samsung phone
Ready? Cast your mind back to this time last week…
365 📷: 2016 331/366 – What is it about a Saturday afternoon that makes it virtually impossible for me to resist the lure of sneaking out for a peppermint mocha Frappuccino?
Instagram 📱: I decided it’s time to learn stranded colorwork. I also decided I need a neutral colored sweater in my closet. So I’m improvising a gray cardigan with #fairisle bands in the yoke. So far I’m finding it pretty awkward to hold two yarns at once, and I’m wishing there was more contrast between the light gray and the white, but I still think I’m really going to like this when it’s done 😊
365 📷: 2016 332/366 – The yarn came in this box, and now I’m just using it to store my sweater-in-progress. That’s what happens when you dive into a project so quickly that you don’t make time to look around the house for an empty project bag…
Instagram 📱: I wish I could remember who I saw wearing the @target #knittingpajamas on Instagram yesterday, but whoever you are, you totally inspired a late evening shopping trip 😉. Also, is there anything better than a Sunday with nothing to do but watch movies and knit? I’m making unbelievable progress on this sweater. My goal is to finish the tricky #fairisle part before I run out if weekend. It’s close.
Instagram 📱: Amazing what you can accomplish in a weekend, if you barely do anything else 😉. Now that it’s Monday, though, I have to actually work on some non-knitting goals. Booooo. As far as the rest of this sweater goes? It’s going to be pretty boring in comparison: just lots and lots of solid gray. I’m going to need plenty of good Netflix to get me through it 😊
365 📷: 2016 333/366 – This may be the last production run I have in me before I put away the clay table for a few months. All of this stuff is baked, but it still needs sanding: not exactly my favorite part of the job, but it has to be done!
Instagram 📱: Sanding my #polymerclay work takes SO LONG. I’m on my third episode of Good Girls Revolt, and I’m only about halfway through. The end result is so worth it, though. I never used to sand my old pieces, and you can definitely tell the difference. #pdc BTW, only a few days left to place an order for custom work!
365 📷: 2016 334/366 – I finished all of pieces from yesterday. Now I need to photograph them and list them.
Instagram 📱: Shop update! These snazzy pens are ready to go. They make great teacher gifts, and I offer a discount if you order 3 or more 😊 #pdc #pdcstickpens #shopsmall
Instagram 📱: I’m dropping this custom-made set of crochet hooks in the mail today. If you’d like me to make you a hook or two, today is the LAST DAY to choose custom options! Hook size, hook brand, handle pattern, thumb rest or no: all up to you. 💟 #pdc
365 📷: 2016 335/366 – It’s been raining for a couple of days now. For some reason it feels like it’s been raining all week.
365 📱: 2016 336/366 – I’m at TMC’s Boutique today for their Meet the Artists day. It’s pretty quiet here, but it’s giving me an opportunity to survey my display and figure out what items should be swapped out for something new. [Taken at TMC’s Boutique in New Providence, NJ.]
365 📱: 2016 337/366 – I love having a big bucket of clay-covered pens. I sold a handful to a friend this morning, and I think maybe I’ll make some replacements this weekend, since I never did put away the clay table. I’ll clean it up next week 😉 [Taken at Biagio’s in Stirling, NJ.]
I may already have plans to blog about some of these things in greater detail over the coming week, but be sure to leave a comment if there’s something in particular you want to know about!